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(of a person) without a home, and therefore typically living on the streets.‘the plight of young homeless people’‘charities for the homeless’
homeless people, vagrants, down-and-outs, tramps, beggars, vagabonds, itinerants, transients, migrants, derelicts, drifters, beachcombershobosbagmen, knockabouts, overlanders, sundowners, whalersstreetiesbag ladiesdossersbums, bindlestiffsderrosoutiespeople of no fixed abodewithout a roof over one's head, on the streets, vagrant, sleeping rough, living roughdestitute, down and out, derelict, itinerantdossingof no fixed abodeView synonyms
- ‘She told police that she was homeless and had taken part in the fraud to earn some money.’
- ‘He would sit on the pavement, with a sign saying that he was homeless and hungry.’
- ‘In effect, it's the story of a homeless family who have been through a tough time.’
- ‘Often the homeless live on the streets too long and it's unsuccessful when they are housed.’
- ‘The council is struggling to cope with a massive increase in the number of homeless families.’
- ‘A mother and her four daughters are homeless today after a blaze destroyed their house.’
- ‘He helped in the soup kitchen at a centre for homeless people in inner-city Blackburn.’
- ‘He has been homeless for six years and is on a drug rehabilitation programme.’
- ‘How many times have you been asked in the street for some money from a seemingly homeless person or a beggar?’
- ‘A family is homeless after fire swept through their house when a dishwasher caught light.’
- ‘She explained that out of all the bad things about being homeless, the worst is people ignoring you.’
- ‘They are now homeless and have been offered temporary shelter by Bolton Council.’
- ‘A homeless woman is back on the streets again after being evicted from a telephone box.’
- ‘Throughout the area, we will seek to bring homeless people off the streets and into our centres.’
- ‘Gloria Bennet is well known for befriending lonely and homeless people in Devizes.’
- ‘People are homeless for many reasons, more reasons than I can discuss here at any rate.’
- ‘The homeless are often stereotyped as being tramps or junkies who litter shop doorways.’
- ‘A homeless man sleeps on a bench, all his worldly goods packed into a shopping trolley.’
- ‘Perhaps the question we should be asking is where all these young homeless people come from.’
- ‘The vast majority of homeless people are there because they won't conform to the ways of the world.’
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